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This tree doesn't whine or complain, it just produces a large amount of delicious fruit.



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Fuyu Persimmon

Don't Wait 9 yrs for Persimmons


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Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
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Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
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Planting Mix
Fuyu Persimmon Planting Mix

Helps your Fuyu Persimmon get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

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Pick as soon as, your 1st year.

All Persimmon Trees are NOT created equal. Many nurseries grow persimmons from seed. These trees will look good, but will take 6-9 years to start fruiting. Even worse, they will likely cross-pollinate with other varieties, giving you a "Mutt", not a true Fuyu. So their customers can wait up to 9 years to discover they have bad tasting fruit.

We take cuttings from a Fuyu mother tree, proven to make great tasting fruit. We graft that on to a hardy root stock. The result: you get a tree that thinks it's mature and will start producing almost immediately. You're also ensured that you'll get great tasting fruit just like the mother tree.

Our grafting process has been proven for hundreds of years. It's all natural, non-GMO and is used for most commercial persimmon orchards. It is difficult and time consuming to graft persimmons, which is why many nurseries don't do it. But the difference for you is huge.

Your Fuyu persimmons are sweet and non-astringent. So you don't have to set them out for weeks, waiting for them to ripen. You can eat them right off the tree, like a sweet apple. Fuyu is the most popular persimmon in the world, accounting for 80% of the market.

A mature Persimmon tree can produce over 300 lbs of fruit. Your Persimmons will typically start to ripen in September and can stay on the tree through the end of the year. Fuyu can then store for months  It's a favorite of many "Preppers".

This is about the easiest fruit tree you can plant. Fast growing. Naturally pest and disease resistant. Tolerates a wide variety of soils and climates. Drought tolerant, once established. In fact it has a long tap root that searches out its own water source. Basically you just plant, then pick.

Your tree is self-pollinating, which means it can fruit all by itself. However, it will produce more fruit with a second Fuyu to cross-pollinate with. Some of our customers, with small yards, will plant two trees in the same hole. This gives them cross-pollination and a large amount of fruit from a small space.

Some nurseries advertise a tall height, then chop 1/3rd off. This reduces their shipping cost, but leaves you with a stick that is shorter than you paid for. We prune your tree throughout its life... not just before shipping. This gives you more branches lower on the tree. Resulting in:  Quicker production...More fruit at a safe picking height... and more fruit over the life of your tree.

Start saving thousands of dollars and enjoying a lifetime of sweet delicious fruit. Order your persimmon trees today, while they're still available.

Growing Zones: 6-10

Mature Height: 12-15 ft.
Mature Width: 10-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Tolerant
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA
Growing Zones 6-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-10
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It's Easy to Plant your Fuyu Persimmon


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Fuyu Persimmon.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Fuyu Persimmon gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Fuyu Persimmon again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Better Than Advertised
Very healthy when it arrived. Taller than I expected. Good root system. I would recommend this plant and company to those interested in mature plants.
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September 27, 2014
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1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6
Fuyu Persm
I lost a tree after 8 years we had the worst winter in history. I jest plant 1 I hope will lest the rest of my life I am 73 years old.
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September 27, 2014
West Chster , OH, US
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10 months ago
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6
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PERSIMMON TREE
This is the First tree I ordered from Fast Growth. The tree came very well packaged and still alive. I will be able to tell more in spring when leaves come back
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January 26, 2015
Purchased
9 months ago
Amazing tree
My grandfather had a Japanese persimmon when I was young and I still remember its remakable fruit. So I ordered the Fuyu Persimmon from Fast Growing Trees and it has been amazing. The tree arrived here in Houston, in the usual excellent condintion from Fast Growing Trees. I planted it about three months ago, i.e. February, and now, the first of May, the tree is not only growing without any planting shock but has at least a half dozen fuit growing on the tree. I am delighted with this purchase and highly recommend the Fuyu Persimmon from Fast Growing Trees.
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May 3, 2015
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8 months ago
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9
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Owned less than year
In ground, w/Winter Partial Sun. Not fruiting yet. Healthy- bought the kit to help establish.
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July 24, 2015
OR, US
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7 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
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Our tree came with buds on it, which took a couple months to branch out. These are about 4-5 inches now. It looks healthy so far. Hopefully it will produce one day in a couple yearsr or so.
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July 26, 2015
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3 months ago
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Just had for 6 months ....so don't really know
I have had these persimmon trees for only about 6 months, so I really don't know how they will fare this winter. But there is one persimmon on one of the trees, and am looking forward to tasting it.

We have had the wettest year on record up till this point in OK,, so glad to see they survived that.
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July 25, 2015
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4 months ago
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7
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Fuyu Persimmon, hoping will survive
Fuyu persimmon plant doesn't seems to grown at all or rather stunted without growing any new shoot or leaves. Plant still have all the leaves from last shipping but kind of aging now without any new bud. Hoping new leaf will spring out by fall otherwise the plant will not survived the winter.
Lemon: Doing well and have fruits, new blossom successfully bear fruits.
Cold Hardy Avocado: Doing great with many new sprouts, leaves and added branches.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
the price is for a bearing status but they are too young
Two trees came in a good shape. I watered them & let them rest for 3 days. I paid that much hoping they were a bearing size but again they look too young to fruit. So far, they look unhappy & no shooting yet. It's been for about 3 weeks since then.
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August 30, 2014
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12 months ago
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can this type of persimmon be planted in containers? if so, what kind of container would be best?
Sheree on Mar 2, 2015
Do You ship to Florida? And whats the minimum temperature it can tolerate?
Katerina on Sep 17, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, we can ship to FL and the Fuyu Persimmon can withstand temperatures down to 5-10 degrees.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 8, 2015
Can I plant it in a big pot instead of ground?
Judy L on Apr 2, 2015
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I live in Indiana when is the perfect time to plan this tree?
Jessica on Oct 3, 2014
Best Answer: Early fall is a great time to plant. You can also plant in early spring.
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How does the Fuyu do in low areas that tend to collect water with heavy rains?
Cy P on Nov 10, 2014
Best Answer: As long as the water drains after the heavy rain you should be fine.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 8, 2015
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I live in New Hampshire just border state of Massachusetts, can I grow this plant?
Nonot on Jul 31, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, you can grow this in New Hampshire, but you would need to plant it in a pot and bring it indoors once the weather start to get cold. New Hampshire gets a little too cold for this plant to be planted outdoors.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 13, 2014
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I live in Connecticut, is it too late to plant Fuyu Persimmon tree on the ground in late June or begiining of July? Should I leave it in a pot and plant it next Spring?
Joyce80 on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: I live in Seattle, WA, and I planted my tree in late summer, less than a year ago. It wintered well (we have mild winters here), and leafed out in the spring with new growth and actually has five or six fruits forming at this time. I have an older Ffuyu tree that works well in this climate while native persimmon never bears fruit. Bottom line: My experience says plant it now, but your climate is not the same as mine.
Reply · Report · William H on Jun 26, 2014
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When is the best time to plant them in Rhode Island? Since they are not a native species, are there any diseases, insects or pests that will bother them?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2014
Best Answer: It is best to plant them in the early Spring or early fall. Unless you aren't experiencing scorching summer heat, then you can plant it now. They're pretty pest and disease resistant. Any organic pesticide will knock out threats and your tree won't develop a fungus unless it receives too much water.
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Are Fuyu Persimmon roots deep ?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2014
Best Answer: No
Reply · Report · Gary P on Jun 13, 2014
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I live in the mid west, (south part of Missouri) is it too late to plant this tree? when is the best time?
JEANA B on Sep 10, 2014
Best Answer: this is the best time
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What type of soil do they like and PH level?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2014
Best Answer: Congratulations on buying Fuyu persimmon. You will not be disappointed with the fruit. It is really good. I eat the whole fruit, including the skin. I do not particularly know what type of soil or pH level they best grow in, but I can tell you that my tree and the neighbor's next door are thriving well here in Douglasville, GA. If you can google the type and pH of the soil in Douglasville, GA, that will lead you to the answer.
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How soon will this tree will be bearing its first fruit?
Tony T on Apr 26, 2015
Best Answer: I planted the tree in Feb. of this year, 2015, and it has at least a half dozen fruit on the tree.
Reply · Report · wade j on May 3, 2015
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There is a planting kit, etc....Not sure what these add ons are as we didn't use them with our first tree. How vital are all or some? I tried clicking on the selections, however nothing came up. I would like to know prior to buying. I'm interested in the Fuyu tree. Can I plant my tree in Dec? I live on East coast, Virginia?
Jacki G on Dec 11, 2014
Best Answer: You can still plant it in Virginia in December. Also, the planting kit comes with a tree guard (helps with mice, rabbits and other rodents) and a bag of mycorrhizal fungi which helps with root growth.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 8, 2015
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i live in Spokane Washington. When is the best time for me to plant fuyu persimmon tree?
mc z on Oct 11, 2014
Best Answer: Fall or spring.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 8, 2015
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Do I have to buy more then one trees in order for Fuyu to produce fruits ?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: The Fuyu Persimmon Tree is self pollinating, however you'll get a much higher fruit yield if your tree has a mate to cross pollinate with.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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Squirrels ate ALL of my persimmons last year. Where can I purchase a net to cover my tree? Is this the best remedy?
Clare W on May 15, 2015
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I live in Livermore, CA (wine country) in zone 9. However, my backyard has trees that will prevent a full day of exposure to the sun. Can this tree sustain in a large container (to move once or twice a year to maximize sunlight)? If so, how large of a container?
Glenn D on Mar 17, 2015
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2 trees in them same hole for pollination?
Jim B on Feb 8, 2015
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The tree is delivered, but outside is still very cold. Should I let the tree in the box or put it in a big Pot, what is happen, if the cold is coming back in the Spring I live in Tn ?
Heike on Feb 3, 2015
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How soon will a 3-4 ft persimmon bear fruit? How late can it be planted before fall?
Tinaaa on Aug 10, 2014
Best Answer: Hello, The 2nd year after planting the tree produced a couple small fruit. So I'm hoping 2more years, should give me enough to harvest some. Also the first year I planted my tress I covered. the roots with a blanket of leaves several inches thick for the winter season, which I planted in early fall.
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When is the best time to plant a persimmon tree in the Northern Neck of Virginia?
Rita and Eric P on Jun 6, 2015
Best Answer: I'm not sure, but I planted mine in early October on Long Island - about a month before the first hard frost - and it is doing very well! I would guess in VA you have a broader window of opportunity for planting. In the summer you would want to be more careful about giving it lots of water. Best of luck!
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I live in Front Royal VA 22630 is it too late to plant Fuju Persimmon tree on the ground in late October ?
Lan N on Oct 21, 2014
Best Answer: I don't know if it is or not. It was so cold here last winter and rained a lot before that. I lost my persimmon. I'm going to order and plant another but not sure when. I may wait till spring to give it a chance to get rooted before next winter.
Reply · Report · Carolyn F on Oct 22, 2014
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What type of fruit is persimmon?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2014
Best Answer: Often joked about this. Never came uo with a good answer. Unique flavor, doesnt compare to anything. Go to asian market and try one
Reply · Report · david r on Oct 18, 2014
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Is the rootstock for this tree native persimons or lotus?
A shopper on Jul 6, 2014
Best Answer: I had the same question before and it is native Persimmon root stock, just a younger tree. The tree is usually crafted with a older branch and the root is a younger persimmon.
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I live in New York. Can I grow these plants? When is the best time to plant Fuyu Persimmon Tree and Lychee Tree?
Muoi L on Jun 10, 2015
Best Answer: I live in new Jersey. I started my fuyo persimmon in April last year. It was a hard winter but did great. The leave's start early may. The fruit comes around October and November. It does good in this area. My neighbor has full size one
Plenty's fruit and delicious. I would plant tree in September or April .plenty of water first month. Email any time. It doesn't grow big.
Joe Volpe.
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What kind of delivery time when shipping to Georgia?
James E on Jan 14, 2015
Best Answer: It takes 1 - 2 days for our plant to make it to Georgia.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 19, 2015
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are your trees bare root and do you sell hachiya persimons as well?
charles s on Dec 26, 2014
Best Answer: Right now the Fuyu Persimmons are in pots. We do not sell the Hachiya Persimmon.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 8, 2015
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Can I grow them in Denver Colorado?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, but you would need to keep your tree in a pot and bring it indoors when the weather turns cold.
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I live in western Connecticut, can I grow the fuyu persimmon in the ground or is it better to grow in a large container which can be brought in for winter months?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2014
Best Answer: If your outside of zone 6 or close to the border for zone 6 it would be best to plant your Fuyu Persimmon in a large container that can be taken inside. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
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Can I grow them in Albuquerque New Mexico?
masako w on Jun 9, 2015
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When is the best time to plant a persimmon tree in the Northern Neck of Virginia?
Rita and Eric P on Jun 6, 2015
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I ordered two Fuyu Persimmon trees without planting mix or transplant fertilizer, everytime I try to order it now the website says I need to order a tree with the order, very frustrating as I am trying to get the plantin material close to when the trees arrive. Can you guys do anything to fix your website?
Brandon Z on Mar 24, 2015
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Do you ship to Hawaii?
somphet c on Mar 16, 2015
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I have a strip between the sidewalk and street (4 feet between sidewalk and street x 10 feet long). Is it reasonable to plant a tree like this or will it be too huge for the space?
Karen on Feb 9, 2015
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Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


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Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.


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